Located two miles from Dana Point, Capistrano Beach is a wonderful location to shop, dine, play on the beach or just relax. With a plethora of Italian, Mexican and Chinese restaurants here, you can easily just hop on your bicycle to get to a superb restaurant. Nearby attractions include the Capistrano Beach Park, State Park Beach, golf courses, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente. Capistrano Beach is farther from the big theme park crowds found at Disneyland or Universal Studios, yet centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles. You will find that major attractions are less than an hour away and most accessible by train or a leisurely drive.
Just minutes away, San Juan Capistrano offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and a trip back in time. From the Mission San Juan Capistrano to San Juan's historic downtown and Los Rios Historic District, there is much to see and do. The area is filled with an array of unique shops and restaurants, and the Pacific Ocean is literally at your feet. Dana Point Harbor, Doheny State Beach, San Onofre State Beach, Salt Creek Beach Park, and the San Clemente Pier are also all within reach.
"Excellence in Education" is the motto of the Capistrano Unified School District. The district provides educational instruction to more than 46,000 students in seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. The district supports 35 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, one alternative school and one adult education facility. It is the largest employer in South Orange County, with 50 schools covering more than 195 square miles. Six of the district's elementary schools were recently named California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education.
Numerous colleges are located within an hour's drive or less, including the University of California, Irvine, Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, San Marcos, Chapman University in Orange, and Concordia University in Irvine.
A great place to visit, Mission San Juan Capistrano, also known as "The Jewel of the Missions," has been the center of Orange County since its founding by Padre Junipero Serra on November 1, 1776. It has become one of California's most important historical, cultural and educational centers. The seventh of 21 Spanish Missions established in California by Franciscan Padres, the Mission was sold in 1845 for $710 to Don Juan Forster. Forster and his family lived at the Mission until 1865, when Abraham Lincoln returned the Mission to the Catholic Church. Today, the Mission is a non-profit historic site supported solely by tourism and gifts.
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